These are documentary sound recordings of rural Kentucky music and lore made for the Library of Congress by John Lomax and his son Alan together and separately over about a four year period in the 1930s and early 1940s. The earliest recordings were made by John and Alan Lomax in Harlan County in 1933. John was back once more in 1939. The bulk of the recordings are the result of Alan's work during three more visits in 1937, 1938, and 1942. He collaborated in Bell County with New York University... Topics: Folk music--Kentucky., Southern States--Music.